Heather Cline

About Heather Cline


Heather Cline

About Heather Cline


Heather Cline is a painter and mixed media artist living and working in Regina, Saskatchewan. Since completing her MFA at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001, Cline has been exploring narratives around place and personal history. Over the past 10 years Cline has been involved in a series of residency programs and public engagement across Canada. Her activities have included setting up a ‘Story Collection’ office from an inner city store front in Oshawa, Ontario and riding along on combines in rural Manitoba. Cline is fascinated by how personal history intersects with human geography; currently this involves merging collage soundscapes with lush intricate paintings of everyday places. She has participated in multiple group exhibitions, with solo exhibitions at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, ON), the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, and regional exhibition centers throughout Saskatchewan. Cline’s work can be found in many public and private collections, including the Colart Collection, the Mendel Art Gallery and the Saskatchewan Legislature Building.

Cline has a keen interest in community engagement and art education. In 2014 Cline received the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award: Arts & Learning for her work as the Artist Manager of an innovative distance learning ‘Artist in the School’ program. Currently, Cline is an instructor at the University of Regina.

Cline is represented by Slate Fine Art Gallery in Regina and The Gallery/Art Placement in Saskatoon.

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Her Studio

Her Studio

Her Studio

Her Studio

Studio Life

I live and work in a small prairie city from a beautiful backyard studio. My husband and I built it together before we were married and I like to call it our marriage prep course. It’s a great space with a bank of upper windows facing the north/west and large patio doors looking out over our wonderful backyard garden (there’s nothing like home grown tomatoes).

I create artwork in response to everyday life. These explorations can revolve around the robin’s nest built above my garage light or a more intensive journey into other people’s stories and lives. My studio is where I ponder and transform these explorations into artwork in a variety of shapes and sizes. I use acrylic paint, digital imaging, carving tools, an electric palm sander and many other ‘jack of all trade’ processes to create my work.

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Professional CV

Professional CV

Professional CV

Professional CV

Heather M. Cline

A visual artist with more than 20 years of experience in engaging communities, creating professional art installations, and educating and inspiring people of all ages to interact with art within their communities.


  • 2001 - Master of Fine Arts (Studio Art) University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
  • 1993 - Bachelor of Fine Arts: Honours University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
    Distinction, Distinguished Exhibition


  • Remai Modern
  • Colart Collection
  • City of Regina
  • Saskatchewan Arts Board
  • Government of Saskatchewan: Commission for the 100th Anniversary of the Legislature Building
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • SaskPower
  • Multiple Private Collections

Press & Publications

  • Regina Leader Post Regina artist Cline explores Canadian places and stories in her new exhibition, Jan. 11, 2018 View Online
  • CBC Radio Interview & online story Regina artist Heather Cline turns everyday stories into works of art, Jan. 11, 2018 View Online
  • ‘This’ Magazine Saskatchewan artist creates her own Canada 150 tribute, May-June, 2017 View Online
  • Galleries West: Small-Town Canadiana, May, 2017 View Online
  • CTV Yorkton 'Saskatchewan Artist Finds Beauty in the Ordinary', View Video
  • DZine Trip ‘Quiet Stories Packs a Powerful Punch’ by John Thomson, View Online
  • CBC Radio Interview & online story 'Regina artist set to commemorate Canada's 150th', Aug 21, 2016
  • Saskatoon Star Phoenix/Regina Leader Post ‘Heather Cline brings art to all corners of Saskatchewan’, Nov 2, 2015
  • CBC Interview 100SaskSymbols, View Online
  • Galleries West Preview: Heather Cline Populating Veduta: Contemporary Cityscapes, Aug 31, 2010,
  • Exhibition Catalog, Art Gallery of Regina, eather Cline Populating Veduta: Contemporary Cityscapes, Fall 2010


  • Art Placement Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
  • Slate Fine Art Gallery, Regina, SK


  • 2016 - Visual Arts: Production & Presentation Grant Saskatchewan Arts Board
  • 2014 - Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award: Arts & Learning
  • 2011 - Culture on the Go: Touring
  • 2009 - Creative Independent Artists Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board Visual Arts
  • 2004 - Dimensions- Saskatchewan Arts Board Innovation in Craft Award Saskatchewan Craft Council
  • 2001 - Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop Bursary University of Saskatchewan
  • 2002-2004 - Graduate Scholarship, Full Funding: Master’s Thesis University of Saskatchewan
  • 1999 - Visual Arts: Creative C Grant Saskatchewan Arts Board
  • 1998 - Visual Arts: C Grant Canada Council of the Arts
  • 1995 - Visual Arts: Creative C Grant Saskatchewan Arts Board


  • 2017-2018 - ‘Quiet Stories from Canadian Places’ Heather Cline Touring Solo Exhibition- Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, Yorkton, SK; Moose Jaw Art Gallery & Museum, Moose Jaw, SK; Okanagan Heritage Museum, Kelowna, BC; Strathcona County Art Gallery @ 501, Strathcona County, AB; Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, SK; Dunlop Art Gallery/Slate Fine Art Gallery, Regina, SK.
  • 2016 - Heather Cline- Urban Forest, The Gallery/Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon, SK
  • 2014 - Passages: Town and Country, MATA Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2012 - The Office of Identity Collection,The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
  • 2011 - Robincam, Mysteria Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2010 - Populating Veduta-Contemporary Cityscapes, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK
  • 2010 - Heather M. Cline-Studies for Veduta, Mysteria Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2008 - Progress: Heather M. Cline, Mysteria Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2005 - Art from the Start, Recent Work: Heather M. Cline, The Gallery/Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon, SK
  • 2004 - Art for Traveler’s: Fictive Geography, Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre, Regina Beach, SK The Prince Albert Centre for Visual and Performing Arts. Prince Albert, SK
  • 1999-2002 - Heather M. Cline: A-Z, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon,SK Touring: Dunlop Gallery, Regina,SK.; Barr Colony Heritage and Cultural Centre, Lloydminster, SK.; Yorkton Art Centre, Yorkton, SK.; Moose Jaw Art Museum, Moose Jaw, SK.; Biggar Museum and Art Gallery, Biggar, SK.; Allie Griffin Art Gallery,Weyburn, SK.; Estevan National Exhibition Centre, Estevan, SK
  • 2001 - Departure Points: MFA Exhibition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
  • 1998 - Oh What a Tasty Dish, Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, SK
  • 1993 - Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK


  • 2019 - Heather Cline & Edie Marshall: TOURIST/TURISTA, 7 days/7moments, The GALLERY/art placement, Saskatoon, SK
  • 2016 - Naturescapes, Three-person Exhibition, The GALLERY/art placement, Saskatoon, SK
  • 2015 - Bird is the Word, Group Exhibition, Mata Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2008 - House and Home, Four-person Exhibition, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK
  • 2005-2007 - Artists in Place,Three-person regional touring exhibition, 22 venues throughout Saskatchewan
  • 2006 - Summer Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg,Tennessee
  • 2005 - Chasing Amnesia, MacKenzie Art Galler y, Regina, SK


  • 2007-2016 - ‘Quiet Stories from Canadian Places’ touring 2017. Project details: Quiet Stories -
  • 2013 - ‘Inside/Outside Fan’ Painting and audio project. Series of interviews with CFL fans for Grey Cup window installation, Regina, SK
  • 2012 - Saskatchewan Legislative Building-100th Anniversary Artist in Residence Legacy Project, Regina, SK Two week Artist in Residence project at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. Interactive program on Saskatchewan Symbols, participants included 14 school groups and members of the general public. Project details:
  • 2011 - ‘The Office of Identity Collection, Oshawa’. A one-week residency and installation project in the downtown core of Oshawa ON.
  • 2011 - Home Made – A collaborative art project. Two, one-week residency projects, an interactive installation including story collection, digital imaging and audio recordings on instant display at the sites: Queen City Exhibition, Regina, SK; Saskatoon EX, Saskatoon, SK
  • 2009 - ‘The Office of Identity Collection’ an installation by Heather Cline and performance collaboration with artist Michelle Sereda.

Professional and Teaching Experience

  • 2014-Present - University of Regina Sessional Instructor (II). On-line Art 220 studio course for the University of Regina Fine Arts Department.
  • 2016 - Educational Contractor. Developed, wrote, produced and edited an on-line education resource for CARFAC SK, entitled ‘The Business of Art’. The project provides recorded knowledge from seasoned professionals and features video interviews and links to a broad variety of on-line resources to share important aspects of the business of art.
  • 2013 - University of Regina Instructor/Designer. Developed new on-line Art 220 studio course for the University of Regina Fine Arts Department.
  • 2005-2014 - Artist in the School Pilot Program- Virtual Artist Broadcast Residency. Designed innovative artist residency project using a weekly broadcast through Saskatchewan Learning’s E-Learning network and an interact website. The program connects students from schools across Saskatchewan with professional artists through a series of live broadcasts.
  • 2006-2008 - Art Inclined- Thirteen Espisode Art Series for SCN Television Network and Treasure HD. Wrote and hosted arts television program that profiled a guest artist and a historical connection.
  • 2005-2006 - Art from the Start. Thirteen Espisode Art Series for SCN Television Network. Co-produced, wrote and hosted arts television program that profiled hands-on art activity and a guest artist.
  • 1995-Present - Educational Instruction in the Visual Arts, custom design workshops for delivery through professional art organizations, schools and community groups. Including ‘So many Ideas, So Little Time....’ Artists and Time Management with Artist Heather Cline and ‘Mixed Media goes Digital’ Estevan Art Gallery and Museum 2008; ‘Creating Collaborations: Artists & Youth Leaders’ BARR COLONY HERITAGE CULTURAL CENTRE 2008; The Furniture Society Furniture 2005: The Other Side: A Tradition of Alternatives (San Diego State University, California), Furniture 2003: Influence and Authorship (The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Black Forest Wood Co., Calgary, AB; Neil Balkwill Center, Regina, Sk; The Prince Albert Centre for Visual and Performing Arts. Prince Albert, Sk; Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre, Regina Beach , Sk.; Many of Saskatchewan’s regional galleries.
  • 2004-2005 - Artist At Work, Saskatchewan Arts Board. SCN Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 2002-2004 - Artist in Residence, Saskatchewan Arts Board. Lumsden, Saskatchewan Developed, promoted and managed a series of educational programs for all ages.
  • 1996-2008 - International Wood-Working Collaboration, Emma Lake, Saskatchewan
  • Every 2 years - Resource Person- Surface Finishing; 2004 created sponsorship package
  • 2003 - The Furniture Society Conference “Influence and Authorship”. Presenter, Philadelphia, PA, ‘Collaboration and Education’
  • 1999-2002 - Preparator, Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
  • 2001 - Instructor, University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) Department of Art and Art History, Art 212.6 Life Drawing
  • 2000 - Instructor, Mendel Art Gallery Adult Education: Painting with Acrylic: A-Z
  • 2000 - Instructor, University of Saskatchewan Department of Art and Art History Art 182.3 Introduction to Drawing II

Technical Skills

Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking; Wood and Metal Working; Wood Carving, Picture Framing to Professional Gallery Standards; Gallery installation and lighting design. Practical skills for digital imaging, video and audio editing.